Sunday, May 1, 2016

May Goals

As I'm working to get my life organized this year, I've decided to make some monthly goals for myself.  Some of these goals will be goals every month, and others will be just for that month.  For 2016 I really want to focus on my health and fitness by taking some baby steps and finish out the year strong.  I have not been treating myself very well the past 4 months and I'm starting to feel it.  I know I've gained 10 - 15 lbs since January and I find myself winded just walking up the stairs to the 2nd floor of our house.  With Freddy scheduled to deploy later this year and a very active 5 year old, I need to be mentally and physically ready to take on this challenge.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Doing Something Awesome

Around April of last year, I decided that we needed to go on a real family vacation.  In addition, with my 40th birthday coming in 2016, I wanted to do something awesome.  After doing some looking around, I kept coming back to the same idea...  I wanted to take my family to Walt Disney World.

Monday, February 29, 2016

We Are Tired Too!

There was a Facebook post that was going viral earlier in the month where a father was paying tribute to his fiancé, who was a stay at home mom for their young son.  If you haven't seen it, you can read it over on ScaryMommy.com.  I was a little bothered when I read it.  I almost felt the same way I do when I read the military spouse advice posts... left out.

Now, I need to preface this by saying that by no means am I downplaying the amount of work that stay at home moms do in a day.  I do consider that to be a full time job in itself and have a lot of respect for those who decide to stay home.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

101 Things in 1,001 Days

Now that we're almost 45 days into 2016, I'm finally now sitting down to think about what I want this year to mean for me.  Instead of trying to accomplish resolutions, which I think I've stated how I feel about those in the past, I've decided to participate in what is called the Day Zero Project.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Goodbye 2015...

Another year has come and gone.


As with everything, some are good and some are bad.  2015 falls in the lower bucket for me.  There were a lot of changes at my job that directly affected me.  Finances continued to rear their ugly heads in the worst way.  I really struggled with my health and fitness.  There were some moments of depression.  There was no motivation to do anything and I let things get way out of control.


Over the past week I did some serious thinking on how things were going.  I turn 40 in June and, while I've never really been concerned with the number, I feel a lot older than that.  I really don't feel like I'm having fun with life.


So I'm making some changes.


"Change" is my word to live by in 2016.  More on that later.


The first change was getting back into blogging and really putting some heart and soul into it.


The second change... well... we'll get to that in good time :)


So I leave you with this...


I hope you and your family have a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year!




~AKO